The Island Lake Lodge Tamarack Dining Room has been setting the standard for mountain Cuisine for many years.
The French-inspired Rocky Mountain Cuisine has recently been documented in a cookbook from Whitecap publishing.
The approach to food at Island Lake Lodge is simple; complexity without complication. We use our best efforts to use organic and traditionally raised foods and prepare them with unpretentious flavourings and well-executed techniques. We believe there should be strong connections between plate, planet, people, and culture. It is this belief that we are committed to the procurement of ethically raised and enviro-wise products and offer them in healthy and balanced dishes. We believe in unprocessed, unrefined, whole foods; ‘real food’. These real foods, traditionally prepared, offer countless flavours and textures and concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Winter Snowcat Ride, Lunch & Spa
For those not catskiing, explore the winter wonderland at Island Lake Lodge with extended days of operation through the holiday season.
Enjoy a snowcat ride winding up through our stunning old growth forest. Arriving at the lodge, you will be greeted with the spectacular Lizard Range of the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop to your experience. Take time for a snowshoe around the lake or a Nordic ski…or indulge in a sumptuous spa treatment.
Available: Thursday - Sunday through the whole winter season (Special holiday dates – Dec 15th – Jan 7th, excluding Dec 25th).
Snowcat ride and lunch: $75 per person. (Spa treatments are extra)
The main road to the lodge in winter is not plowed so everyone gets to enjoy a snowcat ride to and from the lodge (20-minute ride, must be booked in advance). You can drive your vehicle to the lower parking lot for Island Lake Lodge (by the big Lodge sign), just a couple kilometres up Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road, this road is just off Highway 3 across from the Stanford Resort Hotel.
More information available on the Island Lake Lodge webpage
Island Lake Lodge is open for summer for gourmet dining, hiking, accommodation, spa, and simple relaxation. 2018 dates are to be confirmed. Call for availability and reservations.
Note: some days the lodge may not be available or open due to a private function or wedding - visit this webpage for schedules and events. Visitors can still access the trails.
Ancient Timbers Dining Room in the Tamarack Lodge: 5pm-9pm
Bear Lodge Patio in the Red Eagle Lodge: 11am-5pm daily June & September. Open 11am-8pm June 30th - September 3rd.
Island Lake Lodge is in a private wilderness setting only 10km from Fernie and easily accessible in summer via Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road. Look for the large wooden Island Lake Lodge sign on HWY between town and Fernie Alpine Resort turn-off.